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Color lift for vintage home.

Color lift for vintage home.

| February 3, 2014 | Reply

After living in my house for 4 years I decided it was time to do some interior painting but I was stuck on colors.  Cathy came over and made some wonderful suggestions that worked with my existing décor colors and gave me references for painters (who did a great job).  I also needed to match a color – […]

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Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

One of the most overlooked but easiest ways to bring a little pizzazz to your home’s exterior is to select a distinctive and inviting color for the front door. It adds personality, curb appeal and creates a welcoming focal point, much like a nice scarf or tie completes an outfit. Even the boxiest little “plain […]

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How Design Colors the Mind: “Drunk Tank Pink”

How Design Colors the Mind: “Drunk Tank Pink”

| May 20, 2013 | Reply

CBS Sunday Morning did a presentation on it’s May 19, 2013 program focusing on the use of color design and its effects on people in some unlikely spaces- jails and football locker rooms. Although color affects each of us differently,  scientists and color experts believe the way we perceive certain colors can change our mood […]

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Vincent Van Gogh portrait color palette

Vincent Van Gogh portrait color palette

| April 23, 2013 | Reply

  Late fall 2012 I had the pleasure of traveling to the Denver Art Museum to see the exhibit “Becoming Van Gogh”, where 70  drawings and paintings displayed Vincent Van Gogh’s  influences and chronicled his transformation as an artist. I’ve always considered him to be one of the great colorists and a tremendous inspiration. Although […]

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Majority of U.S. Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time to Renovate, Houzz Survery Finds

Majority of U.S. Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time to Renovate, Houzz Survery Finds

| April 16, 2013 | Reply

Houzz, which bills itself as “the leading online platform for home remodeling and design”,  has released the results of its recent survey on home renovation. As we’ve all been hearing, the housing market is gaining momentum at a healthy pace as the economy strengthens and a majority of homeowners now feel ready to tackle home […]

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Design for Aging by Carina Ngai

Design for Aging by Carina Ngai

| March 29, 2013 | Reply

Carina Ngai created this informative and well-crafted  SlideShare presentation on “Design for Aging”, LinkedIn. She exposes stereotypes about seniors and focuses on who the population really is today, what’s important to them and how we create objects and services to meet their needs and desires. As a color designer, I’m learning how to become more […]

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